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Projects Completed 4000+
How it works
To start, a Design Everest associate schedules a consultation with you to fully understand your needs.
Once we understand your needs, we deliver plans and drawings for your project. We have quick turnaround time, with the option to track your project in real time.
Easy Permit Process
We will provide a set of drawings that you may submit to the city to obtain the required permits. Our fixed fee includes addressing all city comments (if any) on our plans until the permit is approved. Next, we can connect you with reputable contractors in your area, so you can get started with your project right away.
Seismic Retrofit Experts
Do you live in an area that’s prone to earthquakes? Don’t take chances with your building. Design Everest specializes in stabilizing homes throughout California for the next big one. Earthquake retrofitting, or seismic retrofitting, involves reinforcing of a house so that it is less likely to be damaged during an earthquake. After your retrofit, you’re less likely to face significant damage when a natural disaster occurs.
After a large earthquake, research shows maintain 150k+ housing units will become uninhabitable in California, most of them because of un-retrofitted soft-story buildings. As a result, many California cities now mandate soft-story retrofits and some provide incentives to property owners to do the soft-story retrofits.
A seismic retrofit is the addition of structural enhancements that will help keep a building and its occupants safe from the effects of earthquake activity that occurs suddenly or over time. The enhancements might be as simple as straps to secure equipment or as complex as structural anchors or roofing modifications.
California Engineering Services for Homeowners
The enhancements might be as simple as straps to secure equipment or as complex as structural anchors or roofing modifications. Our experienced team members can perform a detailed seismic retrofit assessment and site inspection to help determine your individual solutions. We couple our advanced engineering expertise with extensive structural engineering resources and capabilities to identify and mitigate seismic hazards in all types of structures. Design Everest is a leader in the seismic retrofit engineering of existing buildings in California and can help you bring your building up to code, keeping families, employees, and customers safe.
Seismic retrofit services include
Site inspections to determine seismic retrofit needs
Structural retrofit to the foundations
Certificates to help you obtain earthquake insurance
Earthquake-activated safety measures
Structural load bearing analyses
Permitting services for California
Seismic retrofits that pass California code
Why choose Design Everest?
Highly experienced & value engineering
We are a true one-stop engineering shop with expertise in a wide range of specializations in providing Seismic Retrofit Services as listed above. Our experienced engineers design efficient structures and are always looking for value engineering solutions so that customers pay less in construction, materials costs etc.
Responsiveness and quick turnaround
Unlike most firms, we leverage technology, and make every effort to get high-quality plans delivered in weeks -- not months. Hey, who said construction has to be painful?
Ability to take on a project anytime
Our proprietary data system ‘The Design Hub’ allows us to efficiently forecast and optimize our resources. This means we can take on a project of any size at any time while maintaining quality and schedule.